Sun Hires Conservative Operative With No Journalism Experience As New Editor-in-Chief
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Sun Hires Conservative Operative With No Journalism Experience As New Editor-in-Chief
Former Rob Ford chief of staff Mark Towhey will be replacing James Wallace, who left to become deputy chief of staff for Doug Ford

Late Friday afternoon, pundit and commentator Mark Towhey announced on Twitter that he was to be the new editor-in-chief of Sun News, responsible for the Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Edmonton, and Calgary Sun newspapers. Given Towhey’s lack of any background in journalism, and the fact that the Toronto Sun is already headed by another alum of the office of former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, it appeared that it may have been a poorly timed, early April Fool’s joke.

Postmedia, however, has confirmed it is not.

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